18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  23​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jakarta

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've added Downtown LA Walking Tours, Grand Central Market, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Disney California Adventure Park) and Malibu Pier (in Malibu). There's more to do: stroll through Santa Monica Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim, Rodeo Drive, Malibu Pier, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Pismo Pier
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pismo Beach, with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping

Side Trip

Alapay Cellars
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monterey tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, AiX
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Sonoma Plaza in Sonoma, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sonoma, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Wine Tours & Tastings

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